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CP | Articles | Volume 14, issue 12
Clim. Past, 14, 1915-1960, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1915-2018
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Special issue: Droughts over centuries: what can documentary evidence tell...

Clim. Past, 14, 1915-1960, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1915-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Review article 11 Dec 2018

Review article | 11 Dec 2018

Documentary data and the study of past droughts: a global state of the art

Rudolf Brázdil et al.
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The paper presents a worldwide state of the art of droughts fluctuations based on documentary data. It gives an overview of achievements related to different kinds of documentary evidence with their examples and an overview of papers presenting long-term drought chronologies over the individual continents, analysis of the most outstanding drought events, the influence of external forcing and large-scale climate drivers, and human impacts and responses. It recommends future research directions.
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